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Biogeochemistry faculty position in Biology at Kent State University

Come join the team of amazing scientists at Kent State University. I am not involved in the search and it’s not my department, but I’d still love to see a great new collaborator (co-conspirator?) arrive on campus. 

Tenure-Track Faculty Position – Biogeochemistry

Kent State University Department of Biological Sciences is seeking applicants to fill a tenure-track position in the field of Biogeochemistry. Researchers will be considered from all areas of biogeochemistry and related fields such as ecosystem ecology, microbial ecology, aquatic ecology, soil science, and plant physiological ecology.

We are particularly interested in applicants who complement our strengths and can take advantage of our vibrant doctoral program, wide variety of field sites and excellent core research facilities, and interdisciplinary Center for Ecology and Natural Resource Sustainability. The successful applicant will be expected to establish a highly productive extramurally funded research program, engage in collaborative research, direct theses and dissertations, and exhibit a commitment to excellence in undergraduate and graduate education. Qualifications include a Ph.D. in Ecology, Biology, or equivalent discipline, and post-doctoral experience. The position is available at the Assistant or Associate Professor ranks; candidates at the Associate Professor level would be expected to have a history of sustained extramural funding. Salary and startup funds are competitive and commensurate with academic qualifications and prior experience.

Review of applications will begin October 15, 2012 and continue until the position is filled. Applicants should send their curriculum vitae, statements of research and teaching interests, and three letters of recommendation by email to biogeochemistsearch@kent.edu; or by mail to: Chair, Biogeochemist Search Committee, Department of Biological Sciences, Kent State University, P.O. Box 5190, Kent, OH 44242-0001

Kent State University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages applications from candidates who would enhance the diversity of the University’s faculty.

Graduate Assistantships: Biogeochemistry, Stream Ecology, and Hydrology at UNC Charlotte, NC

Come work with me!

Research assistantships are available at the MS or Ph.D. level at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte to participate in a recently funded NSF project investigating the effects of stormwater management on ecosystem function in urban watersheds.  The overall goal is to better understand and predict the impacts of stormwater BMPs on receiving streams over a range of spatial and temporal scales through a combination of field based research and watershed scale ecological modeling.  This interdisciplinary project will link (1) mass-balance based monitoring of individual BMPs, (2) ecosystem processes (nutrient uptake, metabolism, temperature and biological indices) in the receiving stream and (3) monitored and modeled watershed outputs of flow, nitrogen, and carbon.

Applicants interested in aquatic biogeochemistry, hydrology, stream ecology and/or watershed modeling are encouraged to apply.  Students will have flexibility to develop independent research questions within the context of this project that broadly address the interactions among hydrology, biogeochemistry and ecology in aquatic ecosystems.

Qualifications:  degree in biology, ecology, environmental engineering, hydrology or related field is required.  Successful applicants should have a strong interest in working in an interdisciplinary research environment, be creative, motivated and capable of working well both independently and cooperatively and possess strong communication and quantitative skills. Competitive stipends and tuition waivers are available for highly motivated students.  For more information on admission requirements and deadlines, visit http://graduateschool.uncc.edu.  Additional information about the McMillan Lab can be found at http://www.coe.uncc.edu/~smcmil10.  Opportunities exist for collaboration with the labs of Sandra Clinton and Anne Jefferson at UNC Charlotte who are collaborators on the project.

Interested students with strong motivation to succeed in research should contact Sara McMillan via email (smcmillan@uncc.edu).  Please submit a statement of career goals and research interests, full CV, unofficial transcripts and GRE scores, and contact information for three potential references.  Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until suitable candidates are found. The anticipated start date is flexible, but should be sometime between January and August 2011.

Research assistantship available on stream restoration, nitrogen dynamics, urban streams

An opportunity to do graduate work at UNC Charlotte with excellent and enthusiastic aquatic biogeochemist Sara McMillan:

We are seeking qualified applicants for a graduate assistantship at the MS or Ph.D. level, starting in the summer or fall of 2010 (summer preferred) in Dr. Sara McMillan’s laboratory at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. Our work broadly addresses the interactions between ecology and biogeochemistry in aquatic ecosystems. This position is funded through a collaborative project with Dr. McMillan and Dr. Greg Jennings at North Carolina State University investigating the impacts of stream restoration on nitrogen dynamics in urban streams. Field and laboratory experiments will focus on reach-scale nutrient retention, microbial biogeochemistry (i.e. denitrification and nitrification) and microbial diversity. Opportunities exist to develop research aims that align with the project for the individual research. Preferred qualifications include a strong background in biology and hydrology, experience with field and laboratory research, and good teamwork and communication skills. The position is funded for 1 year at $18,000 with possibilities for future funding.

If interested contact: Dr. Sara McMillan (smcmillan@uncc.edu) for more information.